Book Launch: Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions
About The Event
Date: April 29, 2021 @ 5.30-7.30pm BST
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
This will be the launch of the newest title in the Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements: Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions, edited by Eileen Barker and James T. Richardson.
We will be joined by a panel of three speakers:
• Milda Ališauskienė, Department of Political Sciences at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
• Mark Hill QC, The Open University Law School
• Marat Shterin, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London
Their presentations will be followed by a chance for contributors to the volume to respond briefly to some of the issues raised, and then a general Q&A.
About the book
Much has been written about the law as it affects new and minority religions, but relatively little has been written about how such religions react to the law. This book presents a wide variety of responses by minority religions to the legal environments within which they find themselves.
An international panel of experts offer examples from North America, Europe and Asia demonstrating how religions with relatively little status may resort to violence or passive acceptance of the law; how they may change their beliefs or practices in order to be in compliance with the law; or how they may resort to the law itself in order to change their legal standing, sometimes by forging alliances with those with more power or authority to achieve their goals.
More information on: https://inform.ac/seminars
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